Meet Our Team

Juli Smith, President

I am the President of The Smith Consulting Group. I started recruiting in 1986 for a large national search firm and came back into the industry in 2001 after spending the bulk of my career in outside sales and sales management. It was a natural progression to start my own firm in 2006. Since that time, The Smith Consulting Group has specialized in civil engineering and architecture. I love living in a small town in the Midwest with my husband, kids, and nutty dog (see below).

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Kevin Smith

I lead our firm’s marketing and business development efforts.  I have spent 30 years of my career in different roles within commercial general contracting and the wireless tower construction business.  The experience and knowledge I gained throughout my construction career enables me to have a keen understanding of your hiring needs; I have been a hiring manager and I have been a candidate.  I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management. An avid runner and outdoorsman, I enjoy the four seasons of Michigan.

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Margaret Hess

I lead the research team for The Smith Consulting Group. I graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship. When I am not researching, I am busy managing two home-based businesses and one unruly puppy. Originally from Northern Michigan, I feel most at home when hiking the Lake Michigan shoreline. I am passionate about cultivating community, pursuing creativity, & continued growth both professionally and personally.

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Yvonne Dacus

I have been in Executive Search for over 20 years. I enjoy the challenge of finding the right candidates for my clients and the right career for my candidates. It is watching others dreams come true that makes me happy. Presently living in Houston, TX but born and raised as a South Carolinian, Go Gamecocks! In my personal time I love traveling, riding my Harley on the wide open country roads and spending time with friends and family.

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I am the Smith Consulting Group Official Canine Greeter. My job is to jump up and spread joy or at least get a good sniff of anyone who comes to see my owners. I am in love with our mail lady. If you ever visit our office, please have cookies in your pocket for me like my girlfriend, the mail lady. When I am not sleeping in my snuggle ball, I tend to roam about the office looking for scraps of cookies I might have missed from my girlfriend, the mail lady. Sometimes, I sleep with my legs in the air just to mix it up a bit. I also work part time chasing squirrels in my backyard, occasionally catching them and giving my owner a fright.